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his career change to public educators. >> host: tell us a little bit about your book and the journey that you underwent before you started the academy which let you writing this book. >> well, the book -- well, it is a little bit about that journey but really how that journey kind of informed white the academy has become and how that could inform what classrooms could become more what learning to become, and not in just the kind of high by in the sky kind of way, with this is really happening. it feels like we are at this inflection point it was going on in the classrooms. this whole adventure for me started someone very inadvertently. the 2004, i was working as an analyst at a hedge fund at the time. i had just got married, family from new orleans visiting me in boston after my wedding and it turned out one cousin was having trouble, 12 years old. i had trouble believing that. we share a certain amount of dna. and when i asked her about it, it was her mama told me. i'm having trouble with units. yeah, let me to you. i think she that i was bluffing. now, were going to work this out.
, sal, tell us about the book and the journey you went that led you to writing the book? >> guest: the book is about the journey, but how that informed what khan became and how that could inform what learning could become, and not just in a pies in the sky way, but this is really happening and feels like we're in this inflection point in what's going on in classrooms. you know, the whole adventure for me started somewhat inadvertently. it was 2004. i was working as an analyst at a hedge fund at the time. just got married. family from new orleans visiting me in boston after my wedding, and one cousin, nadia, was having trouble. 12 years old, a bright girl, share some of the beauty, and when i asked her, her mom told me, and nadia said she was having trouble with units. i said, let me tutor you. she thought i was bluffing. she went back to new orleans, got on the phone, we used some tools on the internet to see each other and pen tablet things, and long story short, you know, she went from being a struggling student to catching up with the class and becoming somewhat advanced studen
and in that using tools so we could see each other and we got these little pen tablets and she went from being a struggling student to catching up with her class and then becoming a somewhat advanced. became a tiger cousin at the school in the placement exam. but, you know that i started to during her brothers and fast forward two years with families, friends and cousins and there was at that point that the firm i was looking for it was my boss and his dog and me we moved to silicon valley and i was telling a friend about all the stuff i was doing at my cousin's. i was complaining was getting hard. i start the day job with the times owns etc. he said why don't you make some tutorials to come upon you to, and i thought i was a silly idea, a cat's playing piano, not serious, but i gave it a shot and long story short time getting a ton of attraction people started looking at and also looking on this for my cousins maybe this could be an institution to help people and said at a not for profit in 2009i had to focus on my day job so it started becoming full-time. >> host: tell me about the academy.
in the new class as irving kristol used to call it of progressive unions to the extent that they are progressive and not so much in other kinds of unions. and his appeal is to, is to groups that are, that owes something to government and our cutting-edge lifestyle or identity. and so women particularly unmarried women or divorced women, single and others, and hispanic and black caucuses of one kind or another, i mean he really has assembled a coalition that might in some respects rangel -- old politics but in spirit is quite different. >> last question here in the back. >> you mentioned your colleague built locally and he wrote a book called never enough in which he basically tells conservatives that we'd need to accept the reality of the welfare state and then figure out where to draw the line. i detect a certain pair listen with you on the left that we are going to need to accept and limits themselves and i'm curious to know if it's an opportunity that they will vanish overnight but there there will be a reckoning with the fiscal mess they are in from exhaustion. wha
] on behalf of all of us with the miami book fair, we want to welcome you to the 29th book fair, believe it or not. [cheers and applause] this is a remarkable undertaking. it takes the work of literally hundreds and hundreds of volunteers. we have a remarkable board of directors who work extremely hard at doing this year round. none of this at all could happen without the good, good support of everyone here at miami-dade college, and let's give them a huge round of applause. [applause] >> and we're particularly appreciative of the sponsors. without the sponsors and the funding from foundations and governmental agencies, we would not be able to bring you all this wonderful literary extravaganza. >> and, of course, our friends. many of you are friends to have miami book fair. and a way that you can support this book fair and make sure that it goes on for another 29 years as well. [applause] if you, if you look at downstairs, there's a friends booth, and you're more than welcome to sign up if you'd like. i'd also like to tell you that make sure you pick up a fairgoers' guide on your way out
, or reading is fundamental. give us the background, if you would, ms. rasco, on reading is fundamental. >> guest: well, 46 years ago marchgy mcnamara who was in the cabinet, she went to a meeting that jacqueline kennedy called of all cabinet spouses. and mrs. kennedy is said to have told each spouse we are each going to do something to make washington a better place for the people who live and work here every day. and mrs. mcnamara had a great reputation as a reading tutor. she tutored the wealthier children in town, and she tutored children at very, from very poor economic backgrounds. she had found one day in her tutoring how much it meant to the three boys she was tutoring at a local public school to be given a book. she had brought books that her children had had years before and had been left at home, of course. and she let each of them take a book home. well, one of the mothers came to the school the next day to return the stolen book, and they said, no, we want the child to have the book, and that started a tradition of rif when they present a book to a child of writing the chil
>> it became a matter of economic security. u.s. demand for medical care as a social right, u.s. workers with movement represented this. they came to national prominence and the second bill of rights and finally, they were adopted when the united nations declaration of human rights was put in force after world war ii. thanks in part to eleanor roosevelt who helped draft the declaration after her husband's death. virtually every industrialized nation has taken a step to industrialize these rights and have some kind of health coverage for their citizens with some major exceptions are you can watch this and other programs online at tell us what you think about this programming this weekend. you can tweet us at apple tv and comment and send us an e-mail. booktv, nonfiction books every weekend on c-span2. >> up next, "after words" with james hershberg and the international history project. we will have david coleman and his a list work, "the fourteenth day: jfk and the aftermath of the cuban missile crisis." he is the director of the miller center and he details the what
to jump out of them. but to you, what was the most egregious? tell us a little bit about it. >> has been the most egregious story in the book is bob manning. manning is a 26 roofline in for the electorate power company in upstate new york on monday in february 1962, as he was coming down off the powerful, electricity got was a at first the pavement, paralyzed from the neck down. and about the next nice and when he called "the new york times" looking for help because they couldn't collect benefits 35 years later. but that's not really the egregious storytelling this book. the egregious story is the power company was sold. the insurance company was then sold and had a finding there were no refusal to pay benefits. i called them about that. he said to junot breed? they say we don't pay attention to what's in the newspapers. i said what about all the complaints? they said they never been a fan of judicial ruling, so they give them a walk after refusing to pay. it is ultimately pay some of the money. an insurance policy was a warren buffet company. the nurse comes around and reshooting hersel
individually, much more, some of them at least, much more concerned with what's going on in vietnam. >> use all the change take place before your eyes. let me ask you this question. even though you saw the change taking place, when did you start thinking of the 60's as history? >> probably not until sometime in the 90's, the 80s or 90s. i'm pretty sure it wasn't until the 80's for instance a significant portion of my course syllabus which is 20th century history included a significant ratings on the 1960's. so maybe that is one answer to your question but of course a lot of people have been talking about the 60's even during the 60's. >> host: i've always been focused on books by one year. sometimes the historians like to talk about change across the time. that's pretty much what we like to do, and we like to talk about large swaths of time quite often in the decades. we even have this decade thing. but we rarely do a year, so there is a way that there is this close-up on the world on american society of a given moment in 1965. and is there a way that you can give a sense of how to unfold? in o
us, we'll do. for the members of the ex-con, the issue is not so much trust but verify, but verify first. there really wasn't a lot of trust the kennedy was on tape talking about how the soviet ambassador to united states was never in as a source because the camp leatherneck not necessary he was lying but there were concerned that maybe he hadn't been told about this. there were concerns that listening to any of the soviet diplomats. revealed thing about deadlifting -- that's what they were doing. so kennedy and ex-con have this promise but they didn't have to falter and work out how to verify. he talks about how there might be a massive trick and how might be a hoax which history has no backlog of. what they have to do is look at how the into and within called its americanizing what's happening on the ground. their preferences to send american weapons inspections into cuba. fidel castro said it's not going to allow that. next best thing is an american surveillance planes over. but that in itself is a config decisions because a surveillance plane had been shot down on october 25. f
. the possibility are endless. if people have ebbing any their home and want to use it. the system should make judgment to how much to let them use. they should allow flexibility based on economic capacity. we should invite families to think about home ownership and prepare for it. chills goes down the spine of the view. what was driving it was more and more debt more and more leverage. that was the only thing fannie and freddie were interested in. the -- businesses were mortgages. they wanted more of them. the bigger house, the higher -- lower down payment, the higher mortgage -- whatever it was was all a way to increase the profit potential. that's the system the way the private-public system was devised. thank you. .. after words with this weeks guest host historian and journalist richard brookhiser senior editor with national review. this week gautam mukunda in his first book, the "indispensible" when leaders really matter. ian at the harvard business professor profiles leaders to determine when leaders matter the most. he also discusses the lessons that can be learned from those who've ma
like plato or karl-marx-stadt says that is not the case. tell us how they lock horns. >> it has to be one of the oldest debates with social science predating the idea there is but the hideous social forces explain human outcomes. . . >> it's all about biography. what i thought is these are two further apart view points. the problem is that both arguments make sense. the social scientists or the people following the tradition of, you know, not just marx, but most social scientists say, look, there's three reasons why leaders don't matter that much, that the leader of my organization faces external constraints. if you're the ceo of company, you have competitors. you can't set prices at whatever you want. there's internal constraints, tradition, culture, everything inside a country, company, military unit. you can't do whatever you want. most importantly, leaders are not chosen randomly so most leaders of powerful organizations, organizations that we care about, organizations that have the ability to reshape history, they are not picked out of a hat, but picked because that organiz
and tell us a bit about it. >> guest: the most single agreed to star in the book is about a man named rob manning. bob manning was a 26 year-old lineman for the electric power company in upstate new york, niagara mohawk. and one day in february 1962, as he was coming down off a powerful, able to electricity got loose and he went headfirst into the pen, paralyzed from the neck down. i met bob in 1997 when he called the new york times looking for help because he couldn't collect his workers compensation benefits, 35 years later. but that's not the egregious story i tell in this book. the really egregious story is the power company was sold. the insurance company that had his claim which is owned by bunch of utilities was been sold, and they had a finding that a window case of refusal to pay benefits for the nuke state insurance department. i called him about that and i said did you not read the front-page of the new times? did you not read what governor pataki said? they said we don't pay attention to what's in his perfect i said what about all the complaints by this man? they said but he n
. it was the lingering sense can he pull a fast one. it wasn't a u.s. official. in congress and american politics there were those on the right-wing who were saying, you know, this is our chance to get rid of this regime. how do we know they won't hide missiles in caves or something like that? so -- how did kennedy view khrushchev once he agreed to pull the miss thes out? did he begin to change the view with him someone >> guest: i'm not sure. i think it took awhile. we were talking before about verifying before trusting. trusting came gradually, again, once the surveillance flights were showing the soviets were following through. they were dismantling things. they started to realize, the sowf soviets and crew shove we can trust him. later on in the weeks later there are moments where trust really comes again. because the months we get -- once we get through the -- the end bookend of the missile crisis is traditionally the november 20th deal. >> host: the war teen ends. >> guest: the nature of the deal there are long-range bombers in cuba. there are three weeks of negotiation about are these or n
. >> it is a simplified version of reality that i think you used to build the theories that are simple and then you make them more complex but if you take say gee so they're famous for the way they choose leaders. we always tell our students g is a company that works in practice but not in theory. it doesn't seem to do any of the things that we say it should do but it is successful. and if you have the competency, it seems to be that it's good at picking leaders committed the living and training managers. so she spent ten years of lifting of the people when the organization and promoting them and evaluating them over and over again. so at the end of the day you have to work your way out. at the end of the day you get five finalists let's say and they pick one person but it should think two things about them. the first one is what they are all probably very good at their job because they made it all the way to the top. they made it all the way to the top of a company that's been successful for 100 years. so they are pretty close to what she is looking for and there is one thing you can be sure they are l
of equity and want to use it, the system should make judgments about how much to let them use. the system should allow flexibility and economic capacity and should invite all film is to think of homeownership and prepare for it. but shoko is that when i read this. what was driving a was more and more debt, more and more leverage. that was the only thing cne and freddie were interested in. their business as mortgages, said they wanted more of them. the bigger house, a lower down payment, higher mortgage. whatever it was infallibly to increase their profit potential because that's the system to make a private public system was devised. >> great comic thank you. we are delighted to have had the chance to discuss this outstanding book. thank you for all your questions. there will be more chance for questions and formally. there is a reception outside. hope he'll have the book and have bob autograph it. thank you very much and thanks to you and to our commentators. [applause] >> coming up, booktv presents "after words," the program were made by guest hosts to interview authors. this week, jame
that part. what makes the title useful is what happens with the civil-rights movement of american foreign policy. >> host: that the destruction is as a result of what it lbj did i a admire how you unfold the story. but it is important to understand make it clear to the degree that 1965 had johnson handled the war differently that maybe things would have been different. talk about that. >> it is not as awful as it now. try to find out what is there a point* where this could be avoided? 1965 was the time they bit the bullet several times and by this summer so heavily involved in in the combat that there was no getting out of it. this is the tragic thing about it coming he knew when he escalated the war united states and south vietnam would win or defeat it or invade north vietnam but that is the most they could help four. it was 1965. the nine states has 23,000 troops called military risers. this is about 6,000 more so in the space of a year he increased from 23,000. this was a considerable percentage increase but not a lot of people. the only combat that occurred was the gulf of tonkin cri
the people who provide the money for the campaigns for us to run to office, and it's not just joe six pack and mary smith. it's representatives of big corporations and wealthy individuals who come pleading, i just need a little change here to be fair. but they really want to unlevel the playing field and thwart the rigors of the market. there's no such thing as deregulation. that's only new regulation, so what we have done is taken regulations -- i'm not going to defend every regulation, but we took a regulatory scheme that looked at the interests of companies and the interests of customers and other parties, and replaced it with a system of the corporations, by the corporations, that takes away consumer rights. everything is regulated. i like to say, baseball regulates right down to how many stitches on the ball and the color of yarn. everything is regulated. most of the regulations in the federal code of regulationses were sought by corporations, business seek regulation, both to define the playing field, but more importantly to try to prevent competitors and escape the rigors of competi
they were not the only people that could use it and we have what we know as today the internet. the telephone companies and the cable companies went to capitol hill and state legislatures and said we're going to build of this fabulous thing and there was a television ad that ran that i talk about where an old geezer like me but finn paulson to this motel, drops the satchel and says behind the desk king size beds entertainment, she looks at him and says every movie ever made in every language in every room. this was shot in the mojave desert. the rest of the world is doing that. the other has been made universal. america ranks 29th in the speed of its internet behind such leading industrial life of the world as moldavia and ukraine. we paid the highest prices in the world by far by one measure we take 38 times with the japanese pay for information. if you buy these packages, and i have one in my home, you pay on average with taxes $160. in france to pay $38 get worldwide calling to 70 countries not just u.s. and canada, worldwide television not just domestic and the internet is
, and there is a way you can give us a sense of how this unfolds? in other words, how do you get to 1965? so we can better understand the terms of the conversation. how much change took place in 1965. >> guest: first, it's interesting how many books there are on individual years of the '60s, and i mention some of these in my preface. a lot of people are going to say, someone else said 1968. 1968 was a huge year. the tet offensive, johnson resigning, not going for another term. nixon's election, the assassination of martin luther king and bobby kennedy. the democratic party's wild convention in chicago. so, a lot of books on '68, a lot of '69, woodstock and altamont and that sort of thing. so, i'm afraid my book is by no means unique. there's also a very good book on 1964, which makes pretty much the same argument as i do, only he sets it a year earlier. i don't have any huge quarrel with that. i wouldn't say, look it, i'm the only person that's right about this. but '65 did seem to be the time, not the most dramatic. '68 probably was in terms of world-shattering memorable events. but it was a tame
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